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An Exciting Time for Citizen Science

Are you an aspiring citizen scientist? All over the world, members of the public contribute to scientific research by reporting species sightings, participating in formal surveys or monitoring efforts and more. You can join these citizen scientists with the help of Ontario … Continue reading

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The Ontario BioBlitz Program

The Curator of Invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo, Tom Mason, and Managing Director of Biodiversity at the Royal Ontario Museum, Dave Ireland, were discussing ways in which the science and naturalist communities might engage non-scientists in a meaningful, participatory way … Continue reading

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For love of turtles — Local community joins forces with Land Trust

Oh, the things I have learned through two years of working with the Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation project!  I have learned, for example, that snapping turtles can climb a chain link fence, and that some turtle species don’t reach reproductive … Continue reading

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Ontario SwiftWatch: Engaging Communities in Urban Bird Conservation

Chimney Swifts are a little bird in big trouble. Sometimes described as a “cigar with wings,” these small, fast-flying, swallow-like birds spend much of their time twittering in flight as they feed on insects over cities and rural areas (Figure … Continue reading

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Volunteers Supporting Long-term Monitoring and Freshwater Health

The Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) has partnered for many years with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on volunteer water-quality monitoring programs. The Lake Partner Program (LPP) is Ontario’s volunteer inland lake monitoring program. … Continue reading

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Farmers Grow Scientific Understanding of Pests Impacting Garlic Production

Though agricultural production in Haliburton County occurs on a relatively small scale, garlic is considered an important crop. It thrives despite poor soil conditions and a short growing season. Unlike other market garden crops, garlic and other products from the … Continue reading

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Join SNO at Latornell Symposium

SNO is participating in two sessions at the upcoming A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston. Both sessions are in the Inspiring Change – Stewardship, Outreach and Education stream on Wednesday November 14th. In session W1E, Suzanne Barrett … Continue reading

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Living City Campus

Whether you’re an industry professional interested in expanding your technical knowledge, or a homeowner interested in living more sustainably, The Living City Campus has a workshop for you! The Living City Campus is operated by Toronto and Region Conservation at … Continue reading

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Ontario Envirothon 2012

Ontario Envirothon – an outdoor ecological competition for high school students – is one of the Ontario Forestry Association’s signature programs. Since its inception in 1994, the Envirothon has grown from 10 schools province-wide to over 200, with 10,000 students … Continue reading

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TRCA’s Water Garden Grant Program

In 2012, Toronto and Region Conservation received a $21,000 grant from the Ministry of the Environment’s Canada Ontario Agreement (COA) to provide financial assistance to homeowners willing to install Low Impact Development (LID) landscape projects on their properties. The area … Continue reading

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